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for a number of years mostly brown university, so i really didn't teach the 60's because it wasn't history but later on that became an important part of my courses and then i've written some books which talked about aspects of the 60's and like a lot of other historians i became uncomfortable in the notion that the sixties could be described as something 1960 to 1976 so they like to talk to the 30's or the 20s or the 90's and so forth you can do that because of the power throughout the decade. mostly it doesn't work and here is the 60's i don't think it does either. because if you look back at what was happening in the early 60's, 60, 61, 63, 64, at least until kennedy assassination in november, 1963 and so much of daily life and popular culture and music and politics and so forth and the way people dress and so forth seem very much like the 50's and when we think of the fifties we think of a lot of turmoil, political polarization, urban riots, vietnam, rock concert and woodstock and so on and i became convinced that you really shouldn't talk about the 60's, 1960 to 1970 but something wher
for a number of years, mostly at brown university. as we move through this thing, i started doing this in the 60s, so i didn't teach the 60s because it was in history. later on an important part of my courses and i've written some books which talked about aspects of the 60s. like a lot of other historians, i became a little bit uncomfortable with the notion that the 60s can be described as something 1960 to 1970. historians like to do this. they like to talk about the 30s or or the 20s or the 90s and so forth. sometimes it works. in the 30s you can do that because of depression throughout the decade. mostly it doesn't work because if you look back with in the early 60s, 61, 62, 63, 64 until kennedy's assassination in november 1963, so much a daily life in popular culture and music and politics and the way people dress and so forth seemed very much like the 60s. when we think of the 60s we think of a lot of turmoil, polarization, urban riots rock concerts, woodstock, so forth and so on. and i became convinced that he should not talk about the 60s as 19621970, the something with the
. for example, scott brown hadn't even been sworn in in massachusetts and the url scott brown.com -- scott brown 2012 was very purchased. with so many women have been in washington are so many years as legislatures and working on porting work and yet their names never bubbled to the top were curious, why not? >> how did you decide you wanted to write this book? i mean, all three of you studied similar topics, but how did the book actually come about by >> your idea, ted. >> well, i guess it was my idea. i'd been a political nerd since i was, i don't know, my parents still remember my sister and i in 1960s staging the nixon kennedy debate with our staff animals. and during all of this years of nerd am, what i was fascinated anywhere the magazine issues that would come out way in advance of the presidential election, that would previewed the eight or 10 or 12 people who ought to be considered and that simply struck me after seeing so many of those issues in so many magazines that women were not making it. they were not been thought to be
will clearly run for governor and beats pat brown who also beat the knicks and. >> so in effect it comes out of nowhere. progressivism with the turmoil of the night of course, we've no the turmoil of the great depression and obamacare comes out of the great recession. where in the world does the great society come from? and as a kid seven years old i remember 64 we went around the neighborhood to win the war of 1964. it is my awakening. how it is a sense something important happened but one could not predict the revolution and social policy of the great society. the sheer wealth of america, could you talk about that? >> guest: the economy growing nonstop since 1961 and was absolutely powerful. with a steam engine in. i once wrote a book called grand expectations that covers this period. this was the time and johnson was not nothing if not grandiose. not much of a speaker but on top of everything. people contrast did two obama. when you talk about the way johnson managed congress never letting up and on top of things. and wanted to get these things done. with the loud and boisterous texan wit
of the civil war when he finally retires. but he -- jacob brown, a few other officers, but scott is the most important. they become very much -- their agenda very much is to build a proper professional institution and take expertise, usually european, usually french, and bring it to the united states. so, another major figure of this would be astaire, who was sent on a mission to france, basically to collect information about military education. he collects huge numbers of books and material. comes back to west point, and with the support of people like scott -- scott becomes a permanent general during the war of 1812 -- he is able to systemize the west point curriculum and experience that been the had not been the case before. >> host: when was west point founded? >> guest: 1802. i think historians still argue about what thomas jefferson was really after when the school was founded. but no one disagrees the school is institutionally weak, unclear what the purpose of the institution is. there's not very systemized instruction. cadets are older, some younger, and to this day he is called the
. jerry brown's father was governor and he was a staunch supporter of clark kerr, and fbi officials relies as long as pat brown was governor, clark kerr would read as university of california president. so when ronald reagan was elected in november 1966, j. edgar hoover and other fbi officials do this as a breath of fresh it. they believe they finally had an out in the governor's mansion, and begin to work closely with ronald reagan to crackdown on student protesters and radical professors. >> so what happened? >> well, what the documents show that over the following years, well, what happened first is that one of the first things reagan does after he is elected is to phone the fbi request this briefing, which hoover personally authorizes. two wks later at fst board of regents meeting, attended by ronald reagan, the board of regents votes to fire clark kerr. the boards balance in power had shifted because reagan was nine-member and he made several appointments to it. one of the fbi documents that was released indicates that the board members were aware of certain fbi information that ronal
for the rest of his career. that has to do with the memos in the brown v. board of education case. >> guest: right. >> host: tell us what his role of and why it turned out to be controversial. >> guest: well, he actually wrote a number of memos, and they kind of, those memos stumbled out on stage in a very rough sequence over many years later, and they came back to haunt him. what he did -- so he gets there, and percolating up through the courts already, going back to -- back to 1950, are the cases of the naacp, legal and education defense fund, that thurgood marshall is actually bringing, and he's building it sort of brick-by-brick, block-by-block, and thurgood marshall not yet a justice of the supreme court making the case that plessi versus ferguson, defined the case of separate, but equal, defining the case in the naacp, that this can want remain the law of the -- cannot remain the law of the land. it's clear that the case that's going to be a very, very important one for the court, and it's the year that rehnquist is there, is brown versus board of education. it turns out, in fact, to
father had found the local baker's shop where they made thick gloves of heavy brown bread. he insisted on buying them. they tasted better which was to my mind nonsense. proper bread was white and free slice and tasted like almost nothing. that was the point. the driver of the police car opened the passenger door and told me to get in. my father rode up front beside the driver. the police car went slowly down the lane. the lane with unpaved, wide enough for one car at a time. apparently, precipitous, bumpy way, the whole thing rotted by farm equipment and time. these kids think is funny to drive a car and abandon its. i am glad it was found so fast. past the farm where a small girl with hair so blonde it was almost white with red cheeks stared as we went past. a piece of burnt toast on my lap. it is a long walk back to any where from here. we passed a band in the lane and saw the white mini over on the side in front of the gate being into a field with tires sunk deep in the ground. we drove past it on the grass verge. the policeman let me out and the three of us walked over to the many.
brown versus board of education and incredible struggle. tucson will be vindicated. program will be in because it's a mandate that tum pets state law. if you have a first amendment right to have your own text and crime line up and what is more important is it is egregious that we would deny the true history of arizona. i met this young student, and he said, jeff, you need to collect our stories. i want to be part of the history books too, one day, and not be left out. i need to know that we are part of the greater american experience and we have to stop the denial of contributions of the people who have been rooted here to all the 21 tribes, to the mexican-americans who have been here for centuries. we have to stop this dishonest wreckenning of the facts where we just throw numbers around, and the border and security and immigration, when, in true, we know that this is not true, but more importantly, we have to stop the sanctions of racial profiling. be it in our schools, in our streets, and now with sb1070. just think, last week, the nation could not believe it, that provis
. for example, scott brown hadn't even been sworn in yet in massachusetts and the url scott brown dot -- scott brown twitchell.com was already purchased. but tommy women had been in washington for so many years as legislators and working on important work and yet their names never bubbled to the top. and we were curious why not? >> how did you decide you wanted to write this book? all three of you have done similar topics, but how did this book actually come about? >> your idea, ted. >> well, i guess it was my idea. i've been a political nerd since i was, you know, i don't, my parent's to remember my sister and i in 1960 staging a nixon-kennedy debate with our stuffed animals. my elephant beat her rabbit. and during all those years of nerd dumb, what always fascinated me were magazine issues that would come out way in advance of the presidential election that would preview the eight or 10 or 12 people who ought to be considered, and it simply struck me after seeing so many of those issues and so many magazines that women were not making it onto that list. they were not being thought to be pres
, and beats pat brown, who four years earlier had beaten nixon in the race for governor. >> host: what i always found most amaze about the great society in effect it comes out of nowhere. there's no predicate for it. we know the new deal comes out of the turmoil of the great depression. you can even argue that obamacare -- we can call it that -- obamacare comes oust the great recession. where in the world does the great society come from? i think you answer that question, and it's -- i was a kid during this period, and seven years old, in 1965, and i remember in '64, we went around the neighborhood, all-black communities, saying, we won the war of 196 4. and this was about the election of lbj. and it was a sense that something important happened. but one could not predict the revolution in social policy that became the great society. and your answer for all that seems to be -- it's the sheer wealth of america. is it -- cue talk about that? >> guest: yes. the economy had been growing nonstop since 1961. and it was absolutely powerful. moving ahead like a steam engine in '64 and '65, and t
. >> first one he's in his office in april of 1987 and he was having a meeting with brown, former defense secretary for jimmy carter and just going over parts of his program. i think brown was an informal advisor to his campaign, we're in his house office and i was just siting in -- sitting in a chair while this discussion was going on. i was listening to howard brown. >> the other one. >> this is what i call the dead tired at 5:00 p.m. shot. it's live at 5 in boston and it's that whole look of being wired up to the electronic media, getting a free spot on the news, and spelling it is what you want to tell but looking -- just waiting to go on for the green light to go on, the cameras, and he has that zombie expression on his face. >> >> and these two. >> this was in a factory in new hampshire. where he was listening to a factory worker and seemed to be impatient with it and the last photograph was taken after the faneuil hall debate. we had driven that evening from boston up to manchester in a blizzard and everybody decided, the reporters and can't date, to -- candidate to go down to the
, robert duncan, cecil brown, jack spicer. my teacher was a student here and his teacher was josephine miles. i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge the continuing presence of ishmael reed, maxine pinkston, still among us and i must say to you that it is a pleasure and i have talked to the number of places where that term pleasure does not apply. [laughter] it is a pleasure to teach here with bob has and jeffrey, vikram chandra, tom farber but it's my students that have brought me great joy over these last several -- last five years in my teaching here. they read the assignments. [laughter] and then they show up in the office aching for commerce nation, which is just incredibly gratifying and it makes me work harder but that's okay. they graduate and they go out and they start galleries and began reading series. they take place in the world and they keep things going, so welcome here to this room this afternoon. thank you. [applause] >> i want to introduce a dynamic young man. this organization has gotten new blood but it's a good idea to keep some of the old blood around. [laugh
brown, which was to sneer at her as an elite professor, which really got to me. it means we started teaching about the same time. for women of color and the entire united states teaching the, two blacks, one nation, one latina. and that is not so long ago. a few years afterwards i went into the classroom and having mostly men in a classroom, most of whom on election night before the election was decided i had to turn us in a classroom and was filled with that romney's. i woke up to a brand-new world. this is the way law schools looked when i was coming out. when you first started teaching to the woman, when he lived in massachusetts he didn't just say professor, he said blake though you could really profess anything. i really rocketed me back. so i think in addition to the mockery generally and the electorate, in addition to the demeaning of women generally, you sort of have a celebrated when were hired, but it's also a double whammy in a political setting. >> i'm in washington. it's an interesting place. i love d.c., but when you look at the washington that we are talking about, wh
. >> okay, we're going to go now to massachusetts where scott brown, senator scott brown is speaking to supporters. >> [inaudible] [cheers and applause] >> [inaudible] [cheers and applause] >> i want to thank my mom, i want to thank my mom -- [cheers and applause] [inaudible] >> i'm not sure what's going to happen, but -- [inaudible] [cheers and applause] [laughter] [cheers and applause] >> concession speech, one of the most competitive seats in the country, millions of dollars on both sides. i think scott brown ran a good race. sometimes you raise the money, you run a good race, you draw a good opponent, and you happen to represent a state that's not very hospitable to your party, and you lose. >> that's right. scott brown is going to be the senator with the highest approval rating ever to be defeated in modern memory. his approval rating is in the 60s, and yet he's losing. and that's because he won in a special election where massachusetts, which in 2004 was the most democratic state in the nation, john kerry got more votes there, a higher percentage of the votes there than he did
been a big contributor to ed monday browne, helping browne to defeat nixon to become governor of california in 1962. nixon remembered that. [laughter] so one of the early dirty tricks of the nixon white house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing secretary was a fellow named george romney. who's son mitt has been in the news lately. mitt's day complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seemed to think he could run it any way saw he fit. there was talk that ray may have used fannie mae postage or letter head to raise money for the democratic candidates. and the white house was gets complaints from the republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related to foreclosures. all the fees. within nine months nixon fired him as fannie mae without giving any public explanation. he resisted. he full min nate to the press that nixon was turning fannie mae in to a patronage put pudding. he tried to get a restraining order from the federal judge. the judge wouldn't budge. ray kept showing up for work anyway. at one
had been a big contributor to edmund brown. helping brown defeat nixon to become governor of california in 1962. nixon still remember that. [laughter] so one of the early dirty tricks of the nixon white house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing sector was a fellow named george romney whose son mitt romney has been in the news lately. his dad complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seem to think he could run fannie mae any way he saw fit. there was also talk that ray might use fannie mae postage or letterhead to raise money for democratic candidates. the white house was getting complaints from republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related foreclosures, all those fees. well, within nine months of taking office, nixon fired ray lapin as president of fannie mae without giving any public explanation. ray lapin resisted. he fulminated to the press nixon western fannie mae into what he called a patronage putting. try to try to get a restraining order from a federal judge. the judge wouldn't bu
, robert tonkin, cecil brown, jack spicer. my teacher, archie and thence was a teacher here in his teacher was josephine miles. i'd be remiss if i did not acknowledge the continuing presence of someone, maxed in kingston still among us. and i must say to you that it's a pleasure and i've taught a number of places with the term pleasure does not apply. [laughter] it is a pleasure to teach your with linda jini, brunning mukherjee, the term chandra, tom faulkner, but it's my students that brought us great joy over these last five years and a teaching here. they read the assignments. and they showed up in the office or conversation. and they work harder. they begun reading series, tape lace in the world and keep things going. bagram here to discern this afternoon. thank you. [applause] >> i want to assure you is -- introduce a dynamic young man. it's a good idea to keep some of the old water out and our chairperson is just an imam, the great playwright ali. this young man and had the new culture. as a major. at 2:00 in the morning that was the kind of dogged pursuit waking people up at 2:00 in
in the brown versus board of education in 1964. he was the recordholder to this day of the longest one-man filibuster. twenty-four hours and 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. we remember him as one of the last of the jim crow demagogues. and he was one of those. what we forget about him is that he was also one of the first of the sun belt conservatives. what do i mean by that? well, it is the major story in the history of 20th century american politics. that is the flow of jobs and industries and resources and populations from the states of the northeast and the midwest to the south and the southwest in a personal period. southern states were recruiting industries and the right to work laws. they were receiving lots of funding from the federal government at a time when the united states was involved in a cold war with the soviet union. states like georgia and texas and florida and other california and north carolina were all being transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift of influence. from 1964 until 2008, it was a period of sun belt domi
the bill that cuts would has browned potatoes and onions because i have never tasted before. honored departure she wrote a letter to ronald reagan describing the time she had spent in america doing what she liked best, looking at beautiful thoroughbreds and walking in the wide-open spaces by the absence. the american west had a long held a fascination for the queen. one of her most intriguing american friends has been a monty roberts, a california cowboy who is known as the horse whisperer for his humane techniques to train horses in a circular pen. she was so impressed by what she had read about his approach that she invited him to demonstrate his technique at windsor castle in 1989. come show me this lion's cage of yours, she said. do i need a whip and change? as montae recalled to me, said that not only with the twinkle but that her message addressing him clearly her talent put him at ease. his demonstration was a big success, and the queen and the cowboys struck up a fast. over lunch in the castle garden she asked him numerous questions i saw mine open up, he recalled. when he to
and smarter people are. you don't have to move manufacturing to the lowest cost labor or moves to brown sites, or waste lands, but to where people live, have ideas, and have needs. it's a short r supply chain, just in time manufacturing, contact between the way things are made and consumed. it's a better ecological footprint. >> yeah. time for a last question, and i know whenever you open questions up, it's the power of the interpret and distributed anything, you have a whacky question. >> decide to end on that? >> if you don't mind. i like it a lot. i love to see this scenario. software tools on earth used by people to design cool stuff, #*d # printers on the moon, using local material, how realistic is it, and what stuff would be produced up there? >> that's star trek replicators. what you have, and member, there's a box. the box has, like, presumably feed stock of various sorts. i don't know if they were atoms or molecules. >> never specified. >> viles and goo that you say you want something, and it would just download the recipe, mix them in the right proportions, fab fabricate them in th
elizabeth warren a slight edge in this. scott brown, special election, and the presidential turnout, the burden was even heavier on him. he needed to win well over the majority of independents and also about a quarter were 20% of democrats to help with the turnout. i think he's going to fall just short. i think he deserves credit for making this a close race for a republican senator there, his favorability ratings remain high. and i think elizabeth warren should be considered a favorite going into election day. >> another race is the commonwealth of virginia. trying to recapture his old seat. >> they are very well known throughout the state. both are talking about their time as governor. the governor is very well-known and well-liked. i think both parties going into this felt like this is going to be a flip for whoever wins the presidency. when the cells take this lightly i think some people started reaping. i think that alan is running slightly ahead we still think it is very neck and neck. i think it's going to be a very close margin and i think that we will use is very heavy turn
brown. i mean, as moderate a guide and for the previous panel, they were talking about what congress needs to do to work together and where you need moderate republicans. you need moderate democrats but on the republican side, scott brown, probably would have been one of these people who could work across party lines, scott brown loses. linda -- in hawaii and moderate republican. she would have been a strong asset i think for that kind of congress that pulls things together. she was a terrific candidate and ran a great campaign but you know running in a republican in a very democratic state in the precedence home state is particularly her, it just rang up no sale. i would add heather wilson in new mexico was another one like that in so to sort of moderate republicans running in very blue states basically all lost and then look at their counterparts. look at the democratic moderates running in the red states. joe donnelly in indiana. now, sure maybe you want to get some credit to his opponent but you know, but he did manage to when and a blue jersey winning in indiana in a nondemocr
is michael peach, and he's the publisher of little brown who is tom wolfe's publisher. if he'll stand, i would hope he could be recognized. mike? there he is. thank you, michael. [applause] >> welcome. >> thank you. and our sponsor, one of the really great sponsors that we've had for many, many years, they've been really huge supporters of the miami book fair, and that's wpbt, channel 2. and to get our program off the ground, i want to bring out the executive vice president and chief operating officer, delaware hour race sukdeo please, please, welcome her. thank you all. >> have a good evening. [applause] >> thank you, everyone, and welcome. my name is delores, i'm the coo for wpbt-2 which is your public television station. [applause] now, what i love about the miami book fair is that for me it represents how we should be known here in miami. sure, we have beautiful beaches, we've got some interesting politics. i think increasingly we'll be known for our wacky characters. but if you look to the person to your right and if you speak to the person to your left, what you will find are engag
to the rest of her mother's papers into helping brown's papers and i corresponded with her by e-mail and masse to do an interview and said he said everything in the book and unless i have a specific question that she really didn't want to see and to be a cynic could not contact. >> could you expand a little more on the first lady's domestic agenda -- [inaudible] >> and she became first lady a difficult time. she had an agenda. her first as volunteerism, although she's very interested in reading. a volunteerism is something very dear to her because she did very much believe in people helping other people. you have to remember 1969 the country was in tremendous turmoil says something like volunteerism is not going to be a cause that would catch on with the general public. she also did run into obstacles of a very tense situation between the west wing in a string. she did run into issues in terms of being able to explore and find herself. she did have other things domestically although jackie kennedy gets a tremendous amount or redecorating the white house and actually pat did more of that. she h
assertiveness basically. the same thing that elizabeth warren faced in scott brown, which was to sneer at her as an elite professor, which really got to me. it means we started teaching about the same time. for women of color and the entire united states teaching the, two blacks, one nation, one latina. and that is not so long ago. a few years afterwards i went into the classroom and having mostly men in a classroom, most of whom on election night before the election was decided i had to turn us in a classroom and was filled with that romney's. i woke up to a brand-new world. this is the way law schools looked when i was coming out. when you first started teaching to the woman, when he lived in massachusetts he didn't just say professor, he said blake though you could really profess anything. i really rocketed me back. so i think in addition to the mockery generally and the electorate, in addition to the demeaning of women generally, you sort of have a celebrated when were hired, but it's also a double whammy in a political setting. >> i'm in washington. it's an interesting place. i love d.c.
manufacturing to the lowest cost of labor or brown sites in the middle of industrial waste land. you can move manufacturing to where people live and where they have ideas and needs. is a shorter supply chain, more sustainable manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing, contact between the way things are made and consumed, a fundamentally healthy model. >> we have time for one last question. i know whenever you open questions up, the power of the internet and distributed anything, you get one really wacky question. i thought we would end on that. i would love to see this scenario. software tools honors used by people design cool stuff and 3d printers on the moon which produce that using local materials. how realistic is this and what's the food you see produce up there? >> that is the star trek replicated. that is where what you have in that model, there is a box. the box has so many feedstocks. whether their atoms or molecules, imagine piles of goo that you would say you want something, it would just download the recipe, it would mix them in the right proportions and fabricate them in the righ
manifesto which is the protest of the supreme court decision in the brown versus board of education system of 1954. strom thurmond is the record holder on this one man filibuster 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. remember him as one of the dead by dogs and he was, he was one of the last demagogue's but what we forget a lot one of the first of the sun will conservative. and now the sun belt one of the big stories, one of the major stories in the history of 20th century american politics and that is the flow of jobs come industries, resources as the states from the northeast and midwest and the south and the southwest in the post world war ii period. southern states were recording industry is passing the right to
. mr. president, this morning the associated press reported that iraq war contractor kellogg, brown and root has sued the federal government to pay the $85 million in damages k.b.r. owes soldiers sickened because of k.b.r.'s negligence. this case started in 2003 when members of the oregon national guard were assigned to provide security for contractors from k.b.r. in iraq at the karmant ali water treatment facility. these soldiers and others were exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals, including sodium dichromate -- that hexovalient chromium, one of the most carcinogenic chemicals on earth. a group of the exposed soldiers sued k.b.r. based on the evidence indicating k.b.r. managers were aware of the presence of the dangerous chemicals but failed to warn the soldiers working in and around the plant. a jury recently agreed that k.b.r. was negligent and awarded the soldiers $85 million in damages. and more of the affected soldiers also have lawsuits pending so the damage awards, in my view, are likely to increase significantly. however, a recently declassified indemnification provisi
. gordon brown helped -- tell the next g-20 in april that the london -- hled the next 6-20 in spril in london. we went out to abbey road. the wife said we should go knock on the door and see if we can get a toure. that is what they did. we knocked on doors. they give is a great toure -- gave us a great tour, including studio 2 where the beatles recorded all their stuff. they bought out all these pianos and keyboards. i fooled around on after probably 20 minutes. my disappointment was when i left, the presented me with a cd that was recording what i was doing. if i had known that, i wouldn't try to actually play something and do it well but i was just fooling around. >> >> he worked his way up and went to harvard law school and then one of his brothers emigrated out west to illinois to galena, where the mining industry was at its heyday. he arrived after a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train and arrived in steamboat in this muddy mining town, order themselves in a log cabin, established a law practice in a log cabin and slowly worked his way up to become a very successfu
in the brown v. board of education 1964. strom thurmond is the recordholder to stay at the longest one-man filibuster. 24 hours and 18 minutes he spoke against the 1957 civil rights bill. we remember strom thurmond today is one of the last of the jim crow demagogues and he was. he was not. but we forgot is that he was also one of the first of the sun belt conservatives. what i mean by that? as a sun belt, it's one of the major stories in the history of 20th century american politics. that is the flow of jobs, industry, resources and population from the states of the northeast and midwest, to the south and southwest in the post-world war ii period. southern states were recruiting industries. they were passing right to work laws. they were receiving from you and from the federal government to build military installations that attend the united states was involved in the cold war against the soviet union. states like mississippi, georgia, texas and southern california and arizona and north carolina are all transformed in the post-world war ii period by this historic shift in population an
factors, global population growth of over 7 million. how would you factor such as lester brown, who is a fight of the worldwide institute and wrote world on the edge, he was concerned that we aren't taking these factors into account, especially the ability of the land is being degraded, the water is being degraded, and the inability of agricultural innovation to be able to feed? he argues destabilization. would you comment on where -- is he totally out to lunch in your view, or are these factors really important in looking at the overall equation you are putting forward? >> i think it's a very important issue that you have raised. and it magnifies the challenges that we have before us. you know, i think that, that we have become somewhat complacent about order and about relations among great powers. and we have assumed that the real challenges of our time come from yemen, iraq, libya. but i worry that history is picking up again, and that competition over water, over oil, over natural gas, over at arable land is going to get more and more intense. as india and china continue to indu
that when a male is elected to senatorship, immediately this, a future presidential hopeful. scott brown had not since warning yet in massachusetts. and so many have been in washington for 7 years. and we were curious why not. >> how did you decide to write this book. how did this book come about. i had been a political nerd since i was -- staging a
on the founding era. teaches at brown. c-span: his politics? >> guest: i really can't say what his politics are. i don't know that much about it. c-span: his slant? do you know which--i mean, i'm looking at page 46: 'both wood and his critics take it as a given that blacks and women were excluded from the declaration. such is the state of the debate within the historian's guild.' and you quote him earlier, 'gordon wood, widely regarded as the leading historian of political thought of the american founding, asked, "what was radical about the declaration in 1776? we know it did not mean that blacks and men were created equal to men--white men," although, it would in time be used to justify these equalities, too'--you have that in parentheses--'it was radical in 1776 because it meant that all white men were equal. surprisingly, wood was actually trying to defend the founders with this statement.' >> guest: right. i mean, he--the historian's profession, as i understand it, is--right now is being --is divided by a--one group on the far left, who wants to say that the american founding was just totally
mother's papers into helene browne's papers. i corresponded with her by e-mail and asked if she would be willing to do an interview. she said she'd said everything she wanted to say in her book unless you have a specific question that she really didn't want to be interviewed and i could not contact her sister. >> hi, mary. could you expand on the first lady's domestic agenda and why you think it didn't spark? >> she became first lady of difficult time. she had agenda. her first cause was volunteerism. although she was also very interested in reading and volunteerism is something very dear to it because she didn't very much believe in people helping other people. but you have to remember in 1969 the countries and tremendous turmoil and says something like volunteerism was not going to be a cause that would catch on with the general public. she also ran into obstacles, a very tense situation between the west wing any swing and she did run into issues in terms of being able to explore and find herself. she did have a good thing she domestically although jackie kennedy gets a tremendous a
sure we have the votes to do that. >> senator brown of massachusetts yesterday lamented -- [inaudible] >> i'm glad to have a chance to respond to that. i've wanted to do that. i saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship. that is a big joke. it's a travesty. he was on of the most partisan people that never served here. he could have saved citizens united katie could've been the 60th but i'm not in many other things. so i don't need a lecture from him on bipartisanship. he should go look in the mirror. [inaudible] >> i want to tell you earlier you should never chew complement just like when you're in school. i wanted to tell you earlier but didn't have a chance. john kerry is my rent. i work so hard for him when he was running for president. i did everything i could to help him and he came very, very close. there's been no better legislature then i served with. he's been out front on issues dealing with climate change, and for structure, development and many other things. i don't know any conversations at the president or anyone in the white house has had within any conversati
. -- that was a supreme court decision and if you look at legacies, one can go the route of plessy v. ferguson or brown v. board and i get to say these things is as a nonlawyer although having spent to the last few years of my life with smart lawyers, that i try to learn from and nana certainly the expert on this panel for the justices are likely to go but i'm incredibly optimistic in the case and i assume the doma cases wouldn't be filed either by the brilliant lawyers and the legal organizations so i'm optimistic. i think it's a mistake to write off anything. >> let's could move to capitol hill and just thinking, we talked earlier about tammy baldwin. patrick, what do you think her presence in the senate will mean in the -- and there were other lawmakers, lgbt lawmakers elected the cycle. is that going to change the dynamic on the hill at all? >> sure and it's a lot to put on her shoulders to change the constitution of the u.s. senate. if anyone is capable of that, tammy is in the things we have learned in the state legislatures around the country is even in some of the toughest states with the toughes
in the past. they are also simply losing support. this is much more exciting, with brian brown, who runs the organization -- the national organization for marriage. and he talks about how they were outspent this time. they have seen their support true. they are not going to go away. i agree with patrick, i think they could come back in a forceful way. but they have seen their support shrink and their grassroots support shrink and they have seen their donor base train. the mormon church as a player he did not see in this campaign. they were the dominant player and you also saw a a lot of the individual donors on that side, where is on the pro-quality side, you saw fair-minded people across the board standing up and campaigning for these initiatives on our side, and also digging deep in writing big checks. [inaudible name] was the single largest personal contribution, contributed 2.5 million in the state of washington. so you look across the board and arm in arm with our allies. >> the blue state argument, it's true. it happened in the blue state. >> okay, the state of maine has two republ
educators educating 2 million people of color. since that time, post-brown versus board of education, there has been a decline in no plans put in place. i'm glad you all are coming up with these plans. however, in the click event ministration, the school to work initiative was moving us economically and educationally. what aggressive plans to you all have been the urban league to help actualize that they do at organization? >> where is my brochure? i will certainly just mentioned him here at the idea of teachers and educators, the idea of education were proceeding to jobs is central to our thinking. it is about the entire child. the reality check we have two dad to solve the fiscal challenges the nation faces means the reality is that there's not going to be about more resources and that's the hardest thing for me to grasp. we however have to be very principled in saying that across-the-board cuts are not a fair way to do cause. but there's certain things like investing in children, but voting infrastructure the nation, like helping the walked out and left outside training and job op
me get the entire list because i'm proud that they've joined me in this effort -- brown of ohio, cardin, and now senator inhofe have joined me in filing an amendment to this defense authorization bill that would impose an asset freeze and visa ban on any outside parties that are providing support to the m-23 rebels. an amendment i urge my friends, senators levin and mccain, to accept. i hope such sanctions won't be needed and that wiser heads prevail. the people of eastern congo have suffered long enough. now, i know that senator levin is working for the approval of this amendment. i sincerely hope that it can be done before the end of the evening. i'm going to at this point yield the floor in the hopes that we can bring this to a positive conclusion. mr. inhofe: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: let me compliment the senator on his concern for this activity that's going on there. i would like to clarify, though, for the record because i have had personal conversations wit with -- with the president, with many members of the staff and g
under then-governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons bury as governor moon beam. but he got it passed, so every new building in california had to meet energy efficiency standards. it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things, and as i said, portman and shaheen have been working on a compromise on this. these are the kinds of things we can do to make ourselves energy independent. my view, look, katrina -- sorry, sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or the ore. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry, we have had three or four hundred-year disasters -- sorry, i'm phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four year, we have had once in 100-year disasters. with irene, with sandy. and so, you know, i think it will give some impetus to deal with climate change, but even if we can't reach compromise on that, there's lots of things in energy that we can reach compromise on, and that would be on the agenda. and
, and i know people think that and hear that and they think brown bags and yellow buses. but there is nothing that replaces the sensation of being in a historic place, seeing it, feeling it, touching it. sometimes even smelling it. and that's what provides us the real sense that this is something that happened to real people. forgive me. i keep losing my -- >> host: we'll let you get that adjusted. and i want to read this quote from your don't know much about mythology book. you write: one of the saddest things i have witnessed in these years-especially when it visit schools, is how the innate and insatiable curiosity young children have about the world gets absolutely killed by the teedum of school. i also remember so well how myths saved one little boy from that teedum. >> guest: true story. i remember being a child sitting in school, watching -- we had that clock on the wall, and i would watch it tick toward 4:00, and one of the times i felt some sense of real excitement was when our teacher would stop at the end of the day and she would read from the odyssey, a text
had spent considerable time contemplating the brown wastes around the infantry base depot. and to his continual amazement, being a man who had always thought trees and lakes and mountains important, he loved them. possibly it was their geometric barrenness. perhaps in may when conditions were drier and hotter he would not have loved them so well, the lone and level sands stretching far away. he remembered shelley's traveler from an antique land which could certainly have been egypt. there, as they neared cairo, were the three great pyramids punctuating the perfect line of the horizon like an ancient geometry lesson. still, for all its flatness, the greenness of the delta would have been -- if he could be allowed for a moment to consider the unthinkable -- an unbelievably sight to the africa corps should they ever see it. this is a good war out here in that respect he wrote home a few days later. he has a lush, green land as goal, and we have our goal; ever west which is the direction of home and the traditional american direction. he had been looking forward for a while now to spendin
the book and read the opening sentence in the store. jackie browne at 26 with no expression on his face said that he could get some guns. i finished the book at home and one sitting and it was like 180 pages and felt like i -- he moved the story almost entirely with dialogue. the conversation of cops and criminals. their voices establishing the style. i stopped trying to tell those what was going in the book and began to show. began to show in pot i want of view in the views of the characters. bad guys and good ones. often cannot resist a set piece with a crazy kind of scat logical poetry, the matter of george v. hying ins. that's pretty much how i learned to write in a style i lifted from hyingens but changed enough until it became my own sound. i want to thank the national book foundation for my award, and recognize executive directer, and his people for keeping this event on track despite sandy trying to stop us. they deserve our thanks and praise. i have to tell you -- [applause] i have to tell you i'm energized by the honor. the only thing i wanted to do in my life is have a good t
. meanwhile, there's going to be a lot of suffering. >> h. rapp brown. >> burn, baby, burn. >> they didn't think to say -- it's a little narrower than that. we've now been almost five years into this crisis, and different economic ideas have -- people have made predicts. people have said not so much the numbers on gdp but how things would... >> there's one aspect of pics at the blog a little bit earlier it is more flexible wages, no unions. the economy is going to perform better. and the countries in which the stronger union and better job protection done better in responding to the crisis. the best country in terms of labor market. what's interesting from the point of view of economics, economic theory is this crisis has been wonderful. doing that to test it processes. it's shutting a lot of light on a lot of different issues at a good cause to a lot of people in a lot of these countries. >> this is the question addressed to both of you. what is your view on the standardization dear subject to it, expected utility in economics? does it describe reality? especially considering experience
it difficult for them to vote for scott brown and linda lingle and heather wilson. the problems with republicans is that they're based -- that's a very ideologically driven voters, tea party folks, but part of the republican base is more open, friendly, to voting for democrats than the democratic base is for voting for republicans, i believe. i'm sure we could chew this over. let me give you an example. but me give you an example. heidi is a terrific candidate in north olympic terrific candidate and north dakota. mitt romney won north dakota by 20, 21 points. and heidi was able to overcome that. it's true that she won them as the president one north dakota, slightly less than president, that mr. romney one north dakota slightly less than the president one massachusetts. but i think the republican coalition includes kind of a soft swing voter that is inclined to vote republican, but is more willing to vote for democrats. and, jim matheson surviving utah is amazing. amazing. john barrow in georgia, yes, a republican candidate against john darrell was horrendous. when was the last
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